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Old 01-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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I'm sure you guys will have a good laugh at this, and read the comments lol

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...ewRand=2818820

I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who have been fooled.

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One born every minute!

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Did you read some of the comments. These people are idiots. I would love to take one apart and see if they are constructed with 24ct gold but I am not paying $148. I should check to see if the Building Dept has the money in the budget.
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Did you read some of the comments. These people are idiots.
I thought they were all just in on the same joke as us
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Did you read some of the comments. These people are idiots. I would love to take one apart and see if they are constructed with 24ct gold but I am not paying $148. I should check to see if the Building Dept has the money in the budget.
the grounding strap, rivets, and mounting strap are gold plated as well. But when you buy those, don't forget to buy their special cord connectors for $78 each as well (of course you can get a volume discount just like with the receps).

and definitely do not forget the special Belden $12/foot cable to go with the connector.

Your sound system will sound like crap unless you use all the stupid expensive parts you can find.
http://www.parts-express.com/catalog...0/131pec10.pdf

but if you are too cheap to buy the special priced Belden cable, the least you should do is purchase the "snap on ferrite cores" but hey, if you don't care about your sound enough to buy the cable, maybe you should just shop elsewhere because I would doubt you have the ability to discern the difference anyway and we do not want just anybody to purchase our scams, I mean special high grade audio quality componants. We only want those we can fool into believing they actually make a difference....I mean... only those that are true audiophiles that can tell the difference.
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With the price of gold I'm thinking of buy 10 just for the Investment value
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With the price of gold I'm thinking of buy 10 just for the Investment value
Just 10? I was thinking of buying stock! Buy more
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Hey, maybe you guys can explain to me what "cryogenically heat treated" is.

Last time I knew, cryogenic treatment is cold treated, like in no heat...well, not no heat because that would mean they treated it with something capable of producing absolute 0 (Kelvin) (-459.67F) and as of yet, we have not been able to produce an absolute 0 temperature so it would be more like more than 100 below 0 F, which technically, still contains heat but...
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Hey, maybe you guys can explain to me what "cryogenically heat treated" is.

I think it means they're bathed in liquid nitrogen. It's supposed to do something that makes it conduct electricity better.


I like the way the outlets have a serial number on the face.
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I used to work in a Heat Treating plant years ago
We would take stuff from being heat treated & then subject it to a deep freeze

We used the same thing to make our own dry ice
It was great in the summer for kegs
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I think it means they're bathed in liquid nitrogen. It's supposed to do something that makes it conduct electricity better.


I like the way the outlets have a serial number on the face.
You are missing the point of the statement. I know what cryo treating is. My point was what is

cryogenic HEAT tempering

cryo treating requires the use of extreme cold temperatures to alter the structure of the metal. It does not use heat. Then, as a continuation of the joke, I got into a little discourse of anything above -459.67F does contain heat so one could stretch the description of cryo treating does utilize heat just that it is a very low level of heat.

cryo treating can use liquid nitrogen but a part is not simply immersed in it.
gaseous nitrogen is more commonly used as it does not cause the severe and rapid shock that liquid nitrogen does. Once the material reaches it's cooled temperature , it may then be placed in liquid nitrogen to maintain it's temperature for the remaining time of the process.

Oh, and as far as I have found, it does not alter the conductivity (although it may and I just have not found such info) but it does cause a metal to be more wear resistant generally as well as aiding a spring (which the clasps in a recep must act as) to be able to retain it's ability to act as a spring longer (resists fatigue)
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Cryogenics, or deep freezing is done to make sure there is no retained Austenite during quenching. When steel is at the hardening temperature, there is a solid solution of Carbon and Iron, known as Austenite. The amount of Martensite formed at quenching is a function of the lowest temperature encountered. At any given temperature of quenching there is a certain amount of Martensite and the balance is untransformed Austenite. This untransformed austenite is very brittle and can cause loss of strength or hardness, dimensional instability, or cracking.

Quenches are usually done to room temperature. Most medium carbon steels and low alloy steels undergo transformation to 100 % Martensite at room temperature. However, high carbon and high alloy steels have retained Austenite at room temperature. To eliminate retained Austenite, the temperature has to be lowered. In Cryogenic treatment the material is subject to deep freeze temperatures of as low as -185C (-301F), but usually -75C (-103F) is sufficient. The Austenite is unstable at this temperature, and the whole structures becomes Martensite. This is the reason to use Cryogenic treatment.
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Heres the site that refrences cryogenic treatment of heat treated metals.

http://www.nitrofreeze.com/cryogenic_tech.html

Interesting reading.
Maybe this is what they meant.


Totaly crazy for rec's though.
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You are missing the point of the statement.
That's OK -- you're missing my point too -- it seems like they know a little bit *about* something, but not enough about it to get the right terminology.


I still like the serial numbers. I wonder if they're all the same...
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Codeone you just brought back old memories, not good
Haven't heard that terminology in 20+ years

We had a steel side & an Alum side to the plant
They had water quenches, oil quenches & the deep freeze
They had one load on the Alum side (bakelite ? Alum/Magnesium mix ?) that the Customer requested too high a temp & it caught fire

They tossed it in the quench tank & it was still burning underwater

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